Christmas spirit is all around, do you feel it? ❄️🎄☕️ Вчера мы с @julius_hne и @ericreinheart побывали в настоящей зимней сказке, а именно - отправились на поиски рождества и новогоднего настроения в национальный парк Harz на севере Германии. Встретили рассвет на одной из самых высоких точек резервации высотой в 704 метра, затем заправились кофе и пошли караулить этот необыкновенный паровоз, украденный не то из «Полярного», не то из «Восточного» экспресса, везущий туристов до самой высокой точки парка - пика Brocken. Прокатиться на красавчике не удалось, но для тех, кто надумает - удовольствие не из дешёвых (что-то около 41 евро проезд). Конечно, после такой поездки сразу захотелось пересмотреть мои любимые рождественские фильмы, в числе которых «Фанни и Александр», «Отпуск по Обмену», «Хроники Нарнии», весь Гарри Поттер, «Рождественская история» и другие добрые сказки, которые можно пересматривать бесконечно, зажевывая мандаринами и запивая какао ❄️☕️ вот так ко мне пришло новогоднее настроение в этом году!!! 🎄 а ещё очень захотелось загадать желание, когда поезд проносился мимо, так что я на секунду зажмурила глаза и тихонечко попросила дух Рождества услышать мои заветные слова ✨✨✨
A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland.
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HAPPY MONDAY, FAM! I’m back in the office after one whole week of Florida and Oregon adventures. This was my first vacation in over a year and I am feeling ready to start the week designing and planning! 🤩 I got to finish my vacation with a fun holiday hike around some frozen lakes with some old and new friends. It was just what I needed. 💕🌲 📸: @iltakeyououtboy (a friend I met at camp this summer who listens to Christmas trap with me and @richmond19 and who has the most killer dance moves!)
Monday morning thought exercise:
Lately, I have been reflecting on the ways that we view our bodies through someone else’s gaze. As women, this is particularly problematic insomuch as the images of feminine beauty that are rammed down our throats are often a far cry from our reality.
As a result, I sometimes catch myself thinking horrible things about this body of mine, which has carried me to some pretty amazing places and through some incredibly messed up shit.
So, my new morning practice is to look at my body and affirm it. To remind myself that it doesn’t have to be perfect or good or pleasing to anyone but me. Y’all with me? Let’s get a round of affirmations going!
This weekend the ladies of Women Who Hike South Dakota hit the snowy trails at Custer State Park in the Black Hills.
"I’m always amazed how group hikes bring ladies together. From familiar friends to being new in town, there’s nothing better than connecting with other women who hike in the great outdoors. Custer State Park is one of my favorite places in the world, so I was so excited to spend the morning there on the quiet, snowy trails. The crunch of snow under our feet, bridge crossings, infectious laughter, and sunny summit views made for the perfect day. But my favorite part of these group hikes is everyone coming together after, over burgers and brews after, getting to know each other a little better and planning our next get together. We’ll soon find out if we can somehow combine snowshoeing and snow tubing, all in one day here in SoDak!" -Women Who Hike Ambassador @stephjpalm
We love these stories of friendship and adventure beginning on one of our group hikes. There's more hikes, get togethers and ideas for winter adventures happening in our Facebook groups too. If you're looking for women who hike to hit the trail with visit our website, become a member and join a group near you!
It’s not the prettiest of Yuletide scenes, the halls aren’t yet decked with holly nor boughs of cedar and fir (heck, it’s not even in focus) but it’s a cozy scene and it’s real.
We finally put the tree up last night. Yes, the same tree that we plodded across the ranch in fresh deep snow over a week ago to harvest, and has been leaning against the front of the cabin “curing” ever since.
We have always trimmed our Christmas tree together, as a family. I relish the slow unveiling of each ornament from the layers of protective tissue and the exclamations over whose it is, and the stories retold about the history behind each fragile little bobble.
These days my children are growing older, and my son has been flexing wings that have already taken flight and carried him far from our mountain home, to mountains half a world away.
So I waited until all my chicks were home (a rare and treasured occurrence, let me assure you) to drag the tree indoors and open the old green chest that smells forevergreen and holds our Christmas cheer.
Together we trimmed the tree, laughed and spun some holiday memories that will sustain me when my chicks are flown, and are no longer home with me, here...
The beauty of exploring at sunrise ✨ My descent to the “Garden of Eden” of the desert, Havasu Falls.
Happy International Mountain Day!
There's something so special about the mountains that makes me feel butterflies in my stomach. I can't explain it, but many of you know that feeling! *Scroll to the right slowly to see this beautiful mountain in Jordan overlooking the Dead Sea* ⛰⛰⛰ Feliz Día Internacional de las montañas!
Las montañas son tan especiales para mi, que siempre que escaló una, siento maripositas en el estomago. Es un sentimiento difícil de explicar pero muchos de ustedes lo entenderán.
Muevan la foto a la derecha para que puedan apreciar está montaña sobre el Mar Muerto en Jordania.
Dead Sea • Jordan
They call it Elk county for a reason.
We do not live to eat and make money, we eat and make money to be able to enjoy life.
Ending the night celebrating Seth with a traditional birthday bonfire. // I spent the day with Seth running around. At Barnes and Noble we talked about the huge ASVAB book. I asked how he did on the test and what job did he qualify for. He said all of them, and he didn’t want to do all of them! I laughed and asked what did he want to be. He said-Alive! Oh, quick witty, Seth. Yes, I am so glad he was born 19 years ago today. He has been the best kid any parent could ever ask for. Seriously. Man, I wish we could do the parenting gig all over again.
Happy Birthday, Seth Michael!
"I've never been one for the safety of rising skyscrapers, flat endless horizons or rolling hills. I want to wake up to ten thousand foot mountains towering over me, the unpredictable weather, the deer pouncing through my backyard, the smell of log fires waking me up in the morning." The countdown to Colorado begins.